Red Deer RCMP warn of bank scammers targeting seniors

Three seniors were bilked out of thousands each by scammers posing as bank investigators. Red Deer RCMP said on Tuesday they have received three reports of seniors victimized by someone phoning them posing as a “bank investigator.”

Three seniors were bilked out of thousands each by scammers posing as bank investigators.

Red Deer RCMP said on Tuesday they have received three reports of seniors victimized by someone phoning them posing as a “bank investigator.”

In each case, the victims were told the bank was investigating internal theft. The scammer asked targets to withdraw money from their account and bring it to a meeting place away from the bank. All three victims were defrauded of several thousands dollars each in the scam, which is common across the country.

Police remind the public banks would never approach clients in this way. Families are urged to protect themselves by learning how to recognize fraud. People can also help vulnerable family members by telling them about common frauds, or encouraging them to lower daily withdrawal limits. Anyone with information on this scam is asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at tipsubmit.com.

Just Posted

Manslaughter charge laid against Red Deer man more than a year after homicide

A manslaughter charge has been laid against a Red Deer man, more… Continue reading

Woman facing charges after pedestrian critically injured in hit and run

A woman is in custody in connection with an alleged hit and… Continue reading

Friday hail storm came at a bad time for farmers

Amount of damage a hail storm does often depends on how far along crops are

Updated: SUV smashes through fences and deck in Anders

Driver taken to hospital after SUV veered off 30th Avenue into Anders

Man suffers critical injuries, Red Deer police arrest woman in pedestrian crash

A man is in hospital with critical injuries and Mounties have arrested… Continue reading

Cull hasn’t been able to solve bunny burden in Alberta mountain town of Canmore

CANMORE, Alta. — Problems persist in an Alberta mountain town overrun with… Continue reading

Canada should help Holocaust denier on trial in Germany: civil liberties group

OTTAWA — A civil liberties group is urging the Canadian government to… Continue reading

Westerner Days: Send us your photos

Your reader photo may just make the pages of the Adovcate.

Adam Henrique signs $29.1M, 5-year extension with Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Centre Adam Henrique has signed a $29.1 million, five-year… Continue reading

Fashion firms upend design routine to focus on speed, trends

NEW YORK — Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was… Continue reading

Trimming and tidying: Perennials need care too

The great attraction in growing perennial flowers is that you never have… Continue reading

Johnny Depp settles lawsuits involving former managers

LOS ANGELES — Johnny Depp has settled lawsuits with his former business… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month